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There's A New App That Teaches You Important First Aid Techniques You Never Thought You Needed

Did you know that 80 per cent of accidents happen in a domestic setting?


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There's A New App That Teaches You Important First Aid Techniques You Never Thought You Needed
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Do you recall a little something called PBSM back during your school days?
 
Or better yet, do you still remember some of the basic first aid techniques you learned from being a proud member of the Persatuan Bulan Sabit Merah?
 
That uniform!
If you don’t, the national Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) now has an app for this! (We’re not surprised since we have an app for practically everything under the sun nowadays!)
 
The MRCS has launched Malaysia’s first ever First Aid mobile application with essential information on everyday first aid scenarios and tips on how to handle them, such as burns, broken bones and asthma attacks.

There are plenty of emergency scenarios and first aid techniques laid out for you.
It provides practical first aid advice in the form of video, animation and interactive quizzes that are super easy to understand and follow.
 
These step-by-step visual guides are probably easier to follow than your PBSM teacher. Just kidding, teachers!
But by no means are we saying that this app is all you need to become a qualified First Aider or replace the need to seek professional medical advice because that is not the case at all!
 
Get help from a doctor or call the paramedics and ambulance if you need to!
Supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the MRCS wants the public to be more aware of potential risks and dangers through such first aid knowledge as the first step to creating a safe environment and developing prevention measures at home.
 
Oh, and did you know that 80 per cent of accidents occur in a domestic setting?
 
“During an emergency, a lack of first aid knowledge could lead to lasting injuries and disabilities, and even unnecessary deaths,” MRCS Secretary General Dato’ Sayed A. Rahman Sayed Mohd said in a statement.
 
Some essential points to look out for during an emergency situation.
“As a national society that is advocating the importance of first aid, we believe that having this mobile app allows users to access crucial, life-saving information at the touch of their fingertips," he added.

The launch of the MRCS First Aid app, co-branded with Prudence Foundation, also goes hand-in-hand with the upcoming Southeast Asian Games to be held in Kuala Lumpur this month.
 
Fans and chanters of the Games can find the app on Team Malaysia’s website equipped with tips like how athletes and spectators can stay hydrated.
 
IFRC Asia Pacific Zone Deputy Director Martin Faller (left), MRCS Secretary General Dato’ Sayed A. Rahman Sayed Mohd (center) , and Prudence Foundation Executive Director Marc Fancy (right) with the new MRCS First Aid App.
The First Aid app is available for free on the App Store and Google Play Store in both English and Bahasa Malaysia.

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